Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
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30 June, 1997[1]

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Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[5]




Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore[7] (d. 30 June, 1997[1]) was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[5]. The son of Percival and Kendra Dumbledore, he was a talented wizard even as he began his schooling at Hogwarts[8].

He was capable of producing the ring of fire[2]. There existed a biography of him, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore[8].


Early lifeEdit

Albus was born to Percival and Kendra Dumbledore, the older brother of both Aberforth and Ariana. He, like most other witches and wizards, began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at age eleven, arriving with a notoriety for being the son of the man who had attacked three Muggles[8]. He did not, however, attempt to deny this rumour but rather assured the few who asked that he knew his father to be guilty; he did not, however, have the slightest respect for those who disliked or disrespected those who hated Muggles[8].

In his first few months at school, however, he became renowned for his intelligence and magical professionalism and by the end of his first year he had won almost every award the school offered and was known as nothing more or less than the most brilliant student to attend Hogwarts[8]. He often helped his friends with schoolwork, and confessed to his acquaintance Elphias Doge that his greatest pleasure lay in teaching, even at age eleven[8].

By his third year, at which point his brother Aberforth began attending Hogwarts, he had started writing regularly to such notable names as Nicolas Flamel, Adalbert Waffling and Bathilda Bagshot[8]. His work was sent to such publications as The Practical Potioneer, Challenges in Charming and Transfiguration Today[8].

It was presumably around this time that he became acquainted with Horace Slughorn, with whom he would later teach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[9].

Teaching LifeEdit

During his stint as Transfiguration professor, he introduced Tom Riddle to the magical world. There he learnt that Tom liked stealing and could speak Parseltongue. During Tom's time at Hogwarts, Albus watched him closely, noticing that Tom's powers were surprisingly developed for someone his age, and that Tom already had control over his magic and could use them day to day.[10]

Physical appearanceEdit

Professor Dumbledore had sparkling, light blue eyes over which he wore half-moon spectacles[3]. His nose was very long and extremely crooked[3] due to his brother Aberforth having broken it at their sister's funeral[4]. He was tall and thin, and had both hair and beard of a bright silver colour, that were both long enough to tuck into his belt[3].


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 As the Ministry could only keep his possessions for one month after his death, and the belongings were released on 31 July, he therefore must have died on 30 June.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter Twenty-Six - The Cave)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter One - The Boy Who Lived)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Eight - The Wedding)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Four - The Keeper of the Keys)
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Six - The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Eight - The Hearing)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Two - In Memoriam)
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter Four - Horace Slughorn)
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter Thirteen - The Secret Riddle)